Update: It’s Been a While

I haven’t been updating as frequently as I had hoped I would. The last week has been one of illness, first for my wife and now for me, and death. I’ve had two members of my family pass away. As a result, I haven’t done near what I wanted to promote my new sweet Sapphic […]

Carmilla’s Ghost: Free this Weekend on Kindle!

With the release of It Hungers on May 3rd, I’m offering my novel Carmilla’s Ghost free for anyone with a Kindle this weekend. While all of my books work as standalone reads, those following The Adventures of Sam Hain will recognize this as the book that immediately precedes It Hungers in the series. From the […]

Trope Talk: Uncomfortable Dinner Conversations

So, as I work on The Unnamed Romance Novel Project, I realized that as a writer, I have tropes that are always going to show up in my books, regardless of genre. And one of those tropes, probably the one I use most consistently, is the “Uncomfortable Dinner Conversation.” We all have some image already […]

It Hungers, Excerpt #4

So, as The Cheesy Romance Novel reaches the Adhesion beat, which contains all the tropes I roll my eyes at in romance novels, I thought now would be a good time to provide one final excerpt from my upcoming urban fantasy/southern gothic thriller, It Hungers, where we continue with the adventures of Samantha Hain. And […]

Pre-Orders for “It Hungers” are Live!

It Hungers, the third novel in The Adventures of Sam Hain hits shelves on May 3rd of this year. As the series has gotten darker, a few other changes have taken place as well. One impacts pre-ordering. Due to the dark nature in the novel, my current distributor has decided they will not distribute this […]

It Hungers, Excerpt #3

With It Hungers coming out in a few months, I thought this post should provide the third, and likely final, excerpt from the novel. This scene bit, taken out of context, centers around an event connected to the main plot of the novel as well as at least one of the main story arcs of […]

Behind the Scenes: The Original Notebook

A few days ago, I found the notebook where I planned out The Adventures of Sam Hain in general and the first book, Liam’s Doom, in particular. A lot of what I penned in those pages (yes, I actually used the notebook and wrote things in it!) made it to the final product, but a […]

Update: Stone Cold

It’s been a wild and stressful week for me. With the spring semester starting next week, I’ve spent most of the week in meetings that could have been emails. And I had to replace the alternator on my car. However, I can say that by the end of the weekend, I will have drafted Stone […]

It Hungers, Excerpt #2

Let’s start the week with another context-free excerpt from my Work-in-Progress, It Hungers. I’ll tell you this much: The scene here takes place in Dublin, Ireland. We find ourselves in the study of Donal Hain, Samantha’s father and Arch Magus for the Hermetic Order of the Astrum Argentum. A few moments later, Alistair opened the […]

It Hungers, Excerpt #1

As I get back to blogging, I thought it would be nice to provide an excerpt for my upcoming novel, It Hungers. To avoid spoilers, I’m going to provide minimal context. However, the novel’s premise is that a string of child abductions has plagued Butcher’s Bend. Then, four limestone statues that resemble four of the […]